Metropolitan State University

SSCI 401 : Social Science Seminar: Contending Perspectives

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: WRIT 231 Writing II or equivalent.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course provides students with the opportunity to understand, integrate, and apply the core themes and contending perspectives that underline the social studies disciplines. Through guided readings, research and discussion, seminar participants further develop the capacity to analyze selected issues through multiple lenses. Students apply these multiple perspectives to teaching middle and secondary social studies.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/17/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Can critically analyze and apply core perspectives to four historical and contemporary case studies at an upper division college level.
  2. Can demonstrate critical thinking skills and can integrate both disciplinary knowledge and higher order analytical skills.
  3. Can understand, integrate and apply core themes and contending perspectives that underlie the social science disciplines.
  4. Can write essays that are clear, apply concepts to cases, and synthesize social science knowledge at an upper division college level.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information